Ginger essential oil is extracted from the same part of the plant as commercial ginger used in cookery. To produce essential oil, steam distillation is used to draw an almost colourless liquid from the dried roots.
In the practice of aromatherapy Ginger is often used to aid digestion and ease stomach cramps. It can also be used as an effective tool for combating sickness and nausea and is especially good when travelling or when inhaled during pregnancy.
When applied to the skin in an aromatherapy massage blend, the oil warms the skin, easing poor circulation and boosting blood flow to cold hands and feet.
Ginger is a powerful essential oil; do not exceed the stated drops in blends. It is best avoided in individuals with eczema or highly allergy-prone skin. Avoid contact with sensitive areas, such as eyes. Keep out of reach of children. Do not use this essential oil on children under 10 years old. Consult your healthcare professional before using essential oils during pregnancy. Best kept in a cool dry place. Naturally occurring allergens: Citral, Linalool.
Comforting, Warm & Spicy